Oregon's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

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Oregon's 1st Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 20, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Suzanne Bonamici Democratic Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid Democratic[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]


Oregon U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 1st Congressional District of Oregon will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Jason Yates won the Republican nomination in the primary on May 20, 2014, and he will challenge incumbent Suzanne Bonamici, who ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, in the general election.[3] Yates and Bonamici will also face Libertarian James Foster and Steven Cody Reynolds, who is running as a Progressive and Pacific Green Party candidate. The race is rated a "Safe Democrat" contest by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.[4]
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 11, 2014
May 20, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Oregon is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[5][6][7]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by April 29, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 14, 2014.[8]

See also: Oregon elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Suzanne Bonamici (D), who was first elected in a special election on January 31, 2012.

Oregon's 1st Congressional District is located in the northwest corner of the state and includes Clatsop, Columbia, Washington and Yamhill counties.[9]


Candidates

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary


Election results

Republican primary

U.S. House, Oregon District 1 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJason Yates 42.6% 15,640
Delinda Morgan 40.3% 14,798
Bob Niemeyer 17.2% 6,306
Total Votes 36,744
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Issues

Below are important votes that Bonamici cast during the 113th Congress.

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Nay3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[11] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[12] Suzanne Bonamici voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[13]

Yea3.png The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[14] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Suzanne Bonamici voted for HR 2775.[15]

Media

Jason Yates


"Jason Yates for U.S. Congress."

Endorsements

Jason Yates

Yates has been endorsed by the following people and organizations:

  • Oregon Right to Life[16]
  • Taxpayer's Association of Oregon[16]
  • Young Conservatives of Oregon[16]
  • Adam Mayer, Vice-President of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Oregon[16]
  • Stop Oregon Gun Ban Voters Guide[16]

Campaign contributions

Suzanne Bonamici

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Bonamici’s reports.[17]

Suzanne Bonamici (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[18]April 15, 2013$207,674.19$88,100.60$(52,345.67)$243,429.12
July Quarterly[19]July 15, 2013$243,429.12$140,380.57$(70,507.46)$313,302.23
October Quarterly[20]October 13, 2013$313,302.23$103,683.00$(74,356.33)$342,628.90
Year-End Quarterly[21]December 31, 2013$342,628$120,113$(44,561)$415,977
April Quarterly[22]April 14, 2014$415,977.78$125,839.79$(76,587.90)$465,229.67
Running totals
$578,116.96$(318,358.36)

Delinda Morgan

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Morgan's reports.[23]

Delinda Morgan (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[24]April 10, 2014$0.00$4,517.76$(3,774.76)$743
Running totals
$4,517.76$(3,774.76)

District history

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2012

On November 6, 2012, Suzanne Bonamici (R) won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Delinda Morgan, Steven Reynolds, and Robert Ekstrom in the general election.

U.S. House, Oregon District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSuzanne Bonamici Incumbent 59.6% 197,845
     Republican Delinda Morgan 33% 109,699
     Progressive Steven Reynolds 4.5% 15,009
     Constitution Robert Ekstrom 2.7% 8,918
     Write-In N/A 0.2% 509
Total Votes 331,980
Source: Oregon Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, David Wu won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Rob Cornilles (R), H. Joe Tabor (L), Chris Henry (Pacific Green) and Don LaMunyon (Constitution) in the general election.[25]

U.S. House, Oregon District 1 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Wu incumbent 54.8% 160,357
     Republican Rob Cornilles 42% 122,858
     Libertarian H. Joe Tabor 0.8% 2,392
     Pacific Green Chris Henry 1% 2,955
     Constitution Don LaMunyon 1.3% 3,855
     Miscellaneous 0.1% 392
Total Votes 292,809

See also

External links

References

  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR AUGUST 8, 2014," accessed August 15, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 15, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Associated Press, "Oregon - Summary Vote Results," May 20, 2014
  4. Roll Call, "2014 Election Race Ratings," accessed August 15, 2014
  5. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  6. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  7. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  8. Oregon Secretary of State Website, "Learn More About Voter Registration," accessed January 3, 2014
  9. Oregon Redistricting Map "Map" accessed August 9, 2012
  10. 10.0 10.1 Oregon Secretary of State, "Candidate Filing Search Results," accessed August 14, 2014
  11. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  12. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  13. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  14. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  15. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 Yates for Congress, "Endorsements," accessed August 15, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Suzanne Bonamici 2014 Summary reports," accessed October 28, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed August 1, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  20. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 12, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "Morgan 2014 Summary reports," accessed April 24, 2014
  24. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 23, 2014
  25. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013